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[https://deadline.com/2016/04/the-boys-drama-series-comic-book-cinemax-seth-rogen-evan-goldberg-eric-kripke-original-film-sony-1201732097/ In April 2016], it was announced that [[Eric Kripke]], along with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, were developing a TV series based on the comic book ''The Boys''. The comic series was written by Garth Ennis and co-created, designed, and illustrated by Darick Robertson between 2006 and 2012. The comics are based in a world where superheroes exist as the tools of a corporation called Vought International. The top echelon of heroes are know as "The Seven" with some key characters broadly parodying DC/Marvel characters: Homelander is a pastiche of Superman and Captain America, Queen Maeve is Wonder Woman, A-Train is the Flash and the Deep is Aquaman. Soldier Boy, the character that Jensen will play, references Captain America. Also in this world are a group known as "The Boys", led by Billy Butcher, who seek to bring Vought down. There had been numerous development attempts at the comics over the years including as as a movie at Columbia Pictures and Paramount.
[https://deadline.com/2017/11/amazon-the-boys-superhero-drama-series-eric-kripke-evan-goldberg-seth-rogen-1202204073/ In November 2017], Amazon ordered the first, eight episode, season of ''The Boys''. Ahead of the series premiere, on July 19, 2019, Amazon Video renewed the series for a second season which premiered on September 4, 2020. Unlike the first season, where the whole season was dropped at once, [https://www.gamesradar.com/au/why-the-boys-is-now-releasing-weekly-according-to-showrunner-eric-kripke/ Eric Kripke insisted] that the second season drop one episode a week. Kripke said of the problem with the full season drop “People burn through it in a week or two. There’s an intense amount of activity and then it sort of fades…. There’s so many great moments in season 2, we want to give it time to marinate so people can reflect on it and talk about it before they move on to the next thing and be in the conversation a little longer. I think a little anticipation for the fans is healthy.”
[https://twitter.com/therealKripke/status/1441446164658753536 Season Two] became the first comic book adaptation to score an Emmy nomination for Best Drama ever!
As filming started on Season 3 of ''The Boys'' in February 2021, it was announced that [https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/supernatural-writers-producers-the-boys-season-4-1234916644/ a number of ''Supernatural'' alumni are joining the series.] In addition to Jensen, they include writer [[Meredith Glynn]] who is fresh off ''Supernatural'', and [[David Reed]] who left ''Supernatural'' in 2012 and has since worked on ''Revolution'', ''Aquarius'' and ''The Magicians''. They will both join the series as who joins as executive producers. [[Jim Michaels]] who was a co-executive producer based in Vancouver for ''Supernatural'' took on the same role, but left the show partially through the season. Already on-board alongside [[Eric Kripke]] are executive producer and director [[Phil Sgriccia]] who left ''Supernatural'' at the end of Season 14, and composer [[Christopher Lennertz]].